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Instructor Profiles

Meet Our Chefs, Faculty & Instructors

Our talented instructors come from a variety of backgrounds and are one of the key ingredients in ICE’s unique recipe for award-winning culinary and hospitality education.

 

Some have worked in America’s finest restaurants. 

Others have won James Beard Awards, and still others have opened and operated their own hospitality or food businesses.

All of our faculty members bring an incredible range of skills into the classroom. With their extensive networks and experience, our instructors are respected experts in the industry. Beyond their impressive credentials, our chefs and management instructors share an unwavering dedication to their students and a deep commitment to teaching. Individual student attention, peerless education and generosity of spirit are the hallmarks of our faculty members.

Click through the profiles below to learn more about our instructors.

Rick Camac is the Dean of Restaurant and Hospitality Management at ICE.

Rick Camac

Dean of Restaurant and Hospitality Management
Sim Cass is the Dean of the Professional Bread Baking Program at the Institute of Culinary Education in New York City.

Sim Cass

Dean, Professional Bread Baking Program
Toba Garrett is the Dean of Professional Cake Decorating Program at The Institute of Culinary Education in New York.

Toba Garrett

Dean of the Professional Cake Decorating Program
Richard Vayda is the Director of Wine Studies and a Culinary & Restaurant Management Instructor at the Institute of Culinary Education.

Richard Vayda

Director of Wine & Beverage Studies
Jeff Yoskowitz is a Pastry & Baking Arts Chef-Instructor at the Institute of Culinary Education.

Jeff Yoskowitz

Pastry & Baking Arts Program Director
ICE Pastry and Baking Arts Chef Instructor, Carmine Arroyo.

Carmine Arroyo

Pastry & Baking Arts Chef-Instructor
Brian Buckley is a Culinary & Restaurant Management Instructor at the Institute of Culinary Education.

Brian Buckley

Culinary & Restaurant Management Instructor
Andrew Catalano is an instructor at The Institute of Culinary Education

Andrew Catalano

Hospitality Management Instructor
Katie Chamberlain is a Hospitality Management Instructor at The Institute of Culinary Education in New York.

Katie Chamberlain

Hospitality Management Instructor
Faith Drobbin is a Pastry & Baking Arts Chef-Instructor at the Institute of Culinary Education.

Faith Drobbin

Pastry & Baking Arts Chef-Instructor
Kate Edwards is a Culinary & Restaurant Management Instructor at the Institute of Culinary Education.

Kate Edwards

Culinary & Restaurant Management Instructor
Kathryn Gordon is the Co-Chair of the Center for Advanced Pastry Studies (CAPS) program and a Pastry & Baking Arts Chef-Instructor at the Institute of Culinary Education.

Kathryn Gordon

Co-Chair, CAPS program
Pastry & Baking Arts Chef-Instructor
Charles Granquist a culinary arts chef instructor at Institute of Culinary Education NYC

Charles Granquist

Culinary Arts Chef-Instructor
Julia Heyer is a Culinary & Restaurant Management Instructor at the Institute of Culinary Education.

Julia Heyer

Culinary & Restaurant Management Instructor
Dalia Jurgensen ICE Pastry & Baking Arts Chef-Instructor Bio

Dalia Jurgensen

Pastry & Baking Arts Chef-Instructor
Nick Malgieri is a Pastry & Baking Arts Chef-Instructor at the Institute of Culinary Education.

Nick Malgieri

Pastry & Baking Arts Chef-Instructor
Vin Mccann is a Culinary & Restaurant Management Instructor at the Institute of Culinary Education.

Vin McCann

Culinary & Restaurant Management Instructor
Scott Mcmillen is a Pastry & Baking Arts Chef-Instructor at the Institute of Culinary Education.

Scott McMillen

Pastry & Baking Arts Chef-Instructor
Alex Orman is a Pastry & Baking Arts Chef-Instructor at The Institute of Culinary Education in New York City.

Alex Orman

Pastry & Baking Arts Chef-Instructor
Chad Pagano is a Pastry & Baking Arts Chef-Instructor at the Institute of Culinary Education.

Chad Pagano

Pastry & Baking Arts Chef-Instructor
Gerri Sarnataro is a Pastry & Baking Arts Chef-Instructor at the Institute of Culinary Education.

Gerri Sarnataro

Pastry & Baking Arts Chef-Instructor
Alan Someck is a Culinary & Restaurant Management Instructor at the Institute of Culinary Education.

Alan Someck

Culinary & Restaurant Management Instructor
Penny Stankiewicz is a Professional Cake Decorating Chef-Instructor at The Institute of Culinary Education in New York.

Penny Stankiewicz

Professional Cake Decorating Chef-Instructor
Elisa Strauss posing behind a cake that she baked and decorated

Elisa Strauss

Chef-Instructor, Professional Cake Decorating
Owner, Confetti Cakes
ICE Dean of Restaurant and Culinary Management Stephen Zagor

Steve Zagor

Culinary & Restaurant Management Instructor
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